Research Topics

Robert Lenox

Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience; President, RHL Consulting, LLC, Biopharmaceutical CNS Drug Discovery and Development

(207) 602-2336

Stella Maris 331

Dr. Lenox has had a distinguished academic research and teaching career for over 25 years as a respected psychiatrist and neuroscientist with continuous NIH grant funding and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, as well as reviews and book chapters, in the fields of molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology. He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors that recognize his contributions to medicine, including the NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychopharmacology, Life Fellow of the American College... Read More


CNS drug discovery and development for both psychiatric and neurological disorders; molecular neuropharmacology and clinical psychopharmacology

Mike Burman

Associate Professor

Chair, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly

(207) 602-2301

Decary Hall

I am broadly interested in studying negative emotionality and pain using behavioral neuroscience techniques using a developmental lens.  I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels.

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Behavioral neuroscience

animal behavior

learning and memory



brain development

Brain Research relating to behavior

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty for the Graduate Studies of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineer (GSBSE) program, The Graduate School, University of Maine, ME

(207) 602-2213

Pickus Center


Neuroimmunology and immunotoxicology.

Lei Lei at White Mountain on 2016-10-10

Lei Lei


Associate Professor

(207) 602-2353

Morgane Hall
On Sabbatical From: Fall 2016 to Spring 2017

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England

Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Awards and Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research... Read More


Cell biology


developmental biology


neural stem cells

sensory neurons

Genetic Engineering

David J. Mokler, Ph.D.

Professor of Pharmacology

Interim Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences

(207) 602-2210

Pickus Center

Dr. Mokler joined the faculty at UNE in 1986.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1974 and his dual Doctorate in Pharmacology/Toxicology and Neurosciences from Michigan State University in 1984.  He teaches in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Westbrook College of Health Professions and the College of Dental Medicine.  He has a passion for Intraprofessional Education at UNE, being one of the first faculty at UNE to attend the IPEC national... Read More




substance abuse

drug abuse

brain development



animal behavior

limbic system

David Sandmire

David A. Sandmire

M.D., M.A.


(207) 602-2849

Morgane Hall

Dave came to the University of New England in 1994 following completion of his M.D. (University of Wisconsin) and M.A. (History of Medicine/Science, University of Wisconsin) degrees. He teaches courses in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, human reproduction, and embryology. His areas of research have included the effects of individual learning styles on collaborative clinical problem-solving, the cardiovascular and neurologic effects of purposeful vs. non-purposeful activity, and, more recently, the study of the emotional and cardiovascular effects of art-making. He... Read More





cardiovascular physiology; impact of learning style on collaborative problem-solving.

Katy Randolph

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory

(207) 221-4113

Linnell Hall

Dr. Katherine (Katy) Rudolph is physical therapist and researcher in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Westbrook College of Health Professions at UNE.  She earned an MSPT Boston University in 1989 and a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware (UD) in 1998.   After post-doctoral training in the Center for Biodynamics at Boston Universitiy she accepted a faculty position at UD where she remained from September, 1999 thru August, 2011.  She joined the UNE family in September, 2011.  

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rehabilitation research

knee osteoarthritis

electromyography (EMG)


motor control

chronic pain

acute and chronic pain

clinical research